Christmas with Clarence

December 21, 2010

Article originally posted at The American Spectator.

No, that’s not “Clarence the Angel” of It’s a Wonderful Life fame. The Clarence in this title is much less inspiring, not exactly angelic — a humbug, really. I’m thinking of Clarence Darrow, dogmatic defender of atheists.

As Christians this time of year absorb another spate of snipes at their revered holy day, they might pause to remember Darrow. Darrow’s actions and triumphs stand at the crux of the secular-progressive long march against Christian interests, whether prayer in public schools or the latest ACLU lawsuit against Christmas carols.

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